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Re: "svn commit" should always prompt after popping up a log message editor

From: mark benedetto king <mbk_at_lowlatency.com>
Date: 2003-10-10 17:16:13 CEST

On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 10:19:33AM +0200, Michael Wood wrote:
> > -- Subversion searches for this line --
> > If the above line appears in your saved message, it and all text that
> > follows it will be discarded. If the saved message contains no undiscarded
> > text, you will be asked for confirmation before the commit proceeds. This
> > feature can be used to intentionally abort the commit by saving an empty
> > message.
> >
> > The following changes will be included as part of this commit:
> > ...
> Why not include, verbatim, the relevant chapter of the book in every
> commit message?

Because then the message would be too big. :-)

Seriously, though: there's got to be some compromise point between
noise that bothers experienced users and instructions that are helpful
for inexperienced users. I agree that the above one is a little wordy.
Perhaps the last two lines of the first paragraph could be removed.


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